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and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. the nats win and the redskins lose. rogue is talking about the concussion that forced him off the field. >> we have a wrap-up of sunday's action later on this hour. also ahead, a judge clears the way for controversial signs to go up at metro stations. today, many riders will see them for the first time. we'll have reaction to the ruling. straight up 6:00. it is monday, october 8th. you can seat temperature there on the left-hand side of the screen, it is in the 40s and maybe even colder in some areas depending on where you're watching us. >> i saw that four and -- >> can you feel t it is
definitely fall in the air. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. -- you can feel it. it is definitely fall in the air. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> tucker barnes leaves and he leaves you with this. >> i think mother nature is a football fan. she is just giving us that nice football weather. >> the leaves are going to turn. >> isn't it supposed to be chilly during football season? >> he is not a football weather fan. yes, it is nippy out there. a light sweater or jacket as you head out. here is our fox 5 accu-weather satellite-radar composite showing you the clouds that are streaming in across the area. man -- many of you dealing with patchy fog this morning so visibility is reduced. we have wet weather heading our way later today. 42 at dulles. i'll say it's close to 30 in wisdom's backyard because he is complaining too much.
to the west, freeze and frost advisories and warnings for you. you have a freeze warning for western allegheny, grant, mineral, highland and pendleton. pendleton. this until 9:00 this morning. by today about midday, it will be about 53 degrees. could see a sprinkle or two then. i can't rule it out. by the 5:00 hour, a chance of some showers moving in. 56degrees. and it will be a kind after cool day today, damp and wet, just that kind of thing. yesterday, we had pretty much the same scenario. temperatures from 17 to 19 degrees cooler than they should be. >> but you said this is an improvement in the forecast. >> there is that warmer weather coming our way in the seven-day forecast. >> there you go. >> something to look forward to. all right. i'm all about that. julie wright, how you doing today? >> i could be a little warmer.
that would be nice. just like you wake up one morning and you're buried under the covers. you don't want to get up. the dog is like really? lighter than usual traffic volume around town because of the holiday. 395 in good shape. no problems crossing over the inbound 14th street bridge. we do have delays if you are continuing across the top stretch of the beltway approaching university boulevard. here we are live southbound 2 # 0 coming in out of hyattstown. -- southbound 270 coming in out of hyattstown. it is slow approaching university. southbound 95, 295 still quiet coming in from bwi marshall to the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. controversial signs that refer to radical muslims as savages are going up in several metro stops today. >> i group filed a lawsuit after metro officials wanted to delay putting them up. melanie alnwick is live at the u street station with the
latest. >> reporter: good morning. lawyers for d.c.'s transit system told the judge that the fbi was investigating a threat of violence if those ads went up in the d.c. subway system. but the judge ordered that they go up by 5:00 today citing the first amendment. the ads paid for by the american freedom defense initiative say, quote, in any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. many say they are poconosive because they equate muslims with savages. citing those concerns from the fbi being metro wantedded to delay displaying the ads until the protests in the middle east subsided. metro riders have mixed feelings about the court forcing the transit system to display them. >> you have the right to say it. it doesn't mean you have to say it. >> i believe that even though it might be going up in the d.c. area, other countries will look at the united states and be like why are you allowing
your people to do this? i think it will cause drama. >> reporter: we don't know what time of the ads are supposed to go up today except by 5:00 today in order to comply with the court order. metro says it will be ready in case there are any protests. >> thank you for that report. police in prince george's county are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened around 7:00 last night on 55th avenue in bladensburg. a man armed with a knife confronted an officer. the man ignored warnings to put the weapons down and then went after the officer. the officer was not injured. the suspect is being treated for nobody life-threatening injuries eastchester virginia senate race takes the spotlight as tim kaine and george allen
face off in richmond. -- the virginia senate race take the spotlight. tonight's debate will be cohosted by aarp virginia and the league of women voters in virginia. now to the race for the white house. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will be in virginia today. he will deliver what is being called a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute in lexington. >> romney's plans include working with other countries to improve the defenses of rebels in syria. meantime, a new rasmussen poll shows romney ahead of president obama following last week's debate 49 to 47%. president obama's performance in the debate was the subject of a the laughter last night prompted by the president himself. here is what he had to say after he took the stage the a fundraiser in california following some big names including stevie wonder and katie perry. >> they just performed
flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. ay but here is the good news is we've got a better vision for our country. we have a better plan for the next four years. >> president obama will be campaigning in california again today. also making headlines this morning, the meningitis outbreak continues to spread. >> the pharmacy linked to the outbreak makes a move it is calling a precautionary measure. details on that coming up next. also ahead, he was convicted of crimes that shattered lives and left a legendary football program tarnished. tomorrow, jerry sandusky will learn his fate. fox 5 morning news back in a moment. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy.
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jerry sandusky is set to be
sentenced tomorrow. he has been in isolation at the pennsylvania prison since june when he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. sandusky's attorney believes the 6 #-year-old will spend the rest of his life behind bars. the number of rare meningitis cases linked to a tainted steroid treatment has now risen to 91, spanning nain streets appears killing seven. another case is reported in maryland this weekends bringing total there to three. eighteen cases have been reported in virginia with one death in each state. the massachusetts pharmacy linked to product issued a voluntary recall. hugo chavez has been re- elected. nearly 81% of registered vote are took part. chavez has held the post nearly 14 years. this is his third re-election. the nats make their mark and rg iii takes a hard hit. we'll have more on that coming
up next. it felt like we skipped fall and went straight onto winter a little bit for some folks. we'll check in with gwen to find out how long the chill will stick around for us when fox 5 morning news continues. a. and marinated with our own special recipes. smithfield marinated pork. dinner that serves you
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yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
a naill biter for the nationals in game one. a double play ball hit by molina and then in the eighth and still down by a run, nats pinch height hitter tyler moore drove in two runs with a single to right that. would prove to be the game winner. nats beat the cardinals 3-2:00. another tough loss to the redskins. only this time, they also lost quarterback rg iii.
he left yesterday's game after getting hit hard in the third quarter. he beginning gingerly left the field and did not return. backup kurt cousins shale came in and threw a touchdown and two intersenses. -- came in and true a touchdown and two interceptions. >> that hurts every time i see that. >> i want to you think about what it was like in the middle of june and july when everybody was complaining about the heat and humidity. >> why can't we spread it out. >> mother nature calls it. i'm just of the mention. let's take a look at what is going on right now.
we have some fog as well as some clouds rolling in across the area. here is our accu-weather fox 5 satellite-radar composite for you. we will see some of that fog eventually start to burn off a little bit later into the course of the day. certainly affecting visibility. this is what we're keeping an eye on. upper level disturbance causing some wet weather. this will push its way straight up the mid-atlantic and we are looking at some rain showers into the course of this evening across the area so do be prepared if you are planning anything outside for this holiday. 46degrees at reagan national airport. 42 at dulles. 41 at bwi thurgood marshall. take a look at the national temperature map. you can see right here, this is exactly where the jet stream is dipping and this colder air is streaming its way in. so we are not alone when it comes to the chilly nip of this morning across our neighborhoods. we are looking at the rain pushing its way through but also across the west where it
is even colder. frost advisory in effect as well as a freeze warning. if you have any sensitive vegetation outside, you do have to protect them in you are living in these areas. could see some sprinkles by about midday. i expect the wet weather to push in a little bit closer to the evening hours. we have a ridge of high pressure that will build in for tuesday and that will give us some drier conditions but we could see this lingering a little bit longer. our high today about 55 degrees. let's check in with julie wright to see how the roads are doing. >> on the roads, you will find your lanes are open with no incidents reported traveling around the top stretch of the beltway trying to get past colesville road. light traffic volume down south at the wilson bridge. again, it is a federal holiday. we are anticipating heighter than usual traffic volumes out here on the roads this morning. no problems to report right now as you are traveling downtown across the anacostia bridges. red line and orange line because of maintenance happening today single tracking so expect additional delays if
you plan on taking metro this morning. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. two big tech firms in china are getting the cold shoulder from u.s. lawmakers. the house intelligence committee is warning american companies they should not do business with these chinese firms. they are wauhe. a technologies and zte corporation. the panel says the firms opus dei a threat to national security based on recent cyberattacks linked to china. up next, fox business beat in new york. why this one kind rough one for your 401(k). >> when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries and other big events, when was the last time you sent someone a card? >> i still do that. >> i don't. one of hall mash's biggest factories is closing and cutting 300 jobs. they say people have more ways
than ever to send a message to their loved ones whether it is with social media or a simple text message. we're back in a minute. tax pold that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here?
welcome back. stocks get a bounce from friday's jobs report but this week could be tough for investors. lauren simonetti has this morning's business beat. good morning to you. happy monday. >> hello. happy monday, wisdom. >> let's talk about the jobs numbers and the impact they had friday on the markets. >> it was a mixed report. yes, the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% but with the two different surveys, the numbers were volatile and confusing for many. this is open to interpretation. for last week, really strong week for stocks. the dow industrials are going to open today, this columbus day, stock markets are open, bond markets are closed. they will open at a five-year high. that is the problem. many people are saying the fuel that has lifted this rally
thanks to the fed and other things is about to come crashing down. futures this morning or down 50 points on the dow. >> also, investors are bracing for the worst earnings since late 2009. >> that is one of the concerns this week, why we are so pessimistic. third quarter earning season kicks offer tomorrow night with alcoa, the aluminum joint and the do you component. it's barometer for earning season. this earnings season is expected to be the weakest since the end of 2009 because essentially, company have cut everything that they can. they are doing so much more with less. the bar is low as it is and this is expected to be a pretty bad earnings season. they are expected to fall according to facts set by 2.7% in the third quarter. >> happy columbus day. >> yes. happy columbus day. we'll see you tomorrow. >> coming up next, a
controversial message on metro and starting today, riders will see the signs. more on a judge's order placing a battle front and center. >> and there is plenty to talk about out of sunday's games, whether you were watching the nats or the redskins. we're back in just a moment. hey, what are you drinkin'? pumpkin coffee for the morning. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. we are following breaking news now out of silver spring where a police officer shot a map early this morning. this happened around 3:15 near flora lane and woodland drive in silver spring. police tell us officers got a call about a man threatening to hurt himself and others. man had shown up at his girlfriend's house. police were able to get her and her two children out of the front door. officers encountrd a man in a stairwell where there was some sort of confrontation and an officer shot the man. he is at the hospital in
serious condition. we'll continue to follow that throughout the morning. outside right now, woodrow wilson bridge, traffic much light ore this columbus day. people have the day off and it will be a chilly day to have off perhaps though for some people. it is different than we have felt so far this season. >> yesterday was cool too. today, we have the same type of weather that will be sticking around. if you are planning anything outside, before a chance ever some wet weather so just prepare. let's take a look at our maps and put it together for you. here is our fox 5 accu-weather satellite-radar composite where we've got some clouds rolling in across the area. there is also some dense fog so you may be in one of those areas. visibility certainly reduced. do be careful out there. just take your time. as well as the south we are looking at because that is where the rain showers are right now. they are moving their way towards us and into the course of the day, they will gradually start to push their way through and increase in coverage into this evening so if you are planning anything outside for
the holiday, you might want to grab an umbrella and be prepared. current temperatures right now are at 46 degrees at reagan national airport. 42 at dulles. 41 at bwi thurgood marshall. a little nippy out there, a light jacket or sweater recommended. to the west, we have a freeze warning and frost advisory. this is in effect until 9:00 a.m. so for today, our high, 55 degrees on this holiday. rain showers expected later. lingering through into part of tonight. 45 for your overnight low and then fog will develop into the overnight hours as well. could see some some of this kind ofling aring through to the early part of your tuesday as well. the seven-day forecast is looking great. >> we'll take it. thank you. time to say hello to julie wright right now. >> that guy, he is always bumping in on our time. we have to get used to that. on the roads, lighter than
usual volume around the capital beltway because of the federal holiday. that is working in your favor if do you have to get up, make that morning stretch into the j- o-b, i feel you. the hov restrictions have been lived in both maryland and virginia along 270, 95, 395 as well as 66. the hov rules do aemploy for those traveling out on 50 traveling between bowie and the capital beltway. make note of that. southbound 95, 295 in good shape coming in out of laurel. 395 northbound leaving edsall road. no trouble spots to report on the beltway traveling between annandale and merrifield. you will find yourself at speed as you travel eastbound along 66. continuing inbound this morning leaving manassas headed in towards centreville. the trip south along 270, uneventful leaving 109. no issues reported continuing out towards clarksburg. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic.
wanted to get you rolling in the morning. the nats won, the redskins lost. rg iii got knocked out. >> one out of three. >> let's start with the one. >> let's go happy. utah nats, it looked like for i while they were not going to get it done. then davey johnson seems to pull the right moves. tyler moore pinch hitting being rookie in theating, two on, two out, two strikes, no problem. two runs will score and nats teekah a 3-2 lead. drew storen comes in and he looked great. he shuts them down one, two, three. we are seeing in the other series where oakland is the
high are seed but because of the new playoff format, so had one, if you can get one on the road, it is huge, like the yankees did. >> no orioles magic. >> you couldn't even sing it. >> the yankees win 7-2. if you are the higher seed, you got your is a on the mound, you got to get the first one. now, everything is set up for the nats and yankees unfortunately for orioles fans. winning game two would be gate but you know when you go back home, you got to win two out of three. that is hooking pretty good for those snub one seeds. >> let's talk about the redskins. >> let's talk about them because we always debate, rg iii, do you want him to run, do you not want him to run? >> go out of bounds right now. >> could have gown out of bounds. >> some the press box, somebody said who hit him and the answer
was everybody. >> on that play, he got laid out. mild concussion. he will be re-evaluated this week. i don't think we'll hear anything until maybe welds or thursday as to who he has passed the concussion test -- until maybe wednesday or thursday as to whether he has passed the concussion test. >> then he does this. >> this is great. this throw but we'll take a look at the interception. you are down and trying to make a good play. >> that is one of them. >> double coverage, yeah. >> and i saw him when he was walking out. he had his head down a little bit. buck up. this is the way it is. it is a hard knocks life in the
nfl. billy cundiff, 31 yards. >> second week in a row that he has missed a 31-yarder. my question to you is how can they keep this guy around this week? >> do i even need to answer that? after last week's performance, i know he bailed them out last week. >> i don't think there is any way he can line up at home at fedex next week against minnesota without this crowd going crazy. i tell you methi else. we talked to mike shananin the press conference. >> he said he has a 24 hour rule. he doesn't talk about that. but he is bringing in kickers. they have to look elsewhere. billy cundiff was brought in with the theory that he is money inside of 50. he has not been money inside of 50. and outside of 50, as doc walker would say, it is counterfeit money. it's fake money. >> i like that. >> it was a rough go for billy
cundiff. you don't want to put it owl on one guy. it was 7-0 when he missed that kick. it would have been 10-0. >> he look so dejected. >> yeah. you could kick a 31-yard are, couldn't you? >> right now, backwards. >> i had a calf cramp so i couldn't. >> you could. >> no, i couldn't. you think so? back over to you, sarah. >> we had a lot of stuff in there. see that? >> i got it now. let's talk politics. the virginia senate race takes the spotlight tonight as tim kaine and george allen face off in richmond i'm new poll of likely voters shows kaine with 52% voter and allen with 45%. n
-- with 52% of voters. mitt romney is leading president obama following last week's debate. romney as the lead with 49% to president obama's 47%. romney will deliver a speech on foreign policy at virginia military institute today. president obama will be campaigning in california. a controversial ad that sparked concern for metro will be going up at several d.c. metro stops today. the signs that refer for radical muse hims as savages have already set off protests in new york's subways. melanie alnwick has more from the u street subway station. >> reporter: so far, we have not seen the signs here at the u street metro station. one of the locations is here where they are due to be posted. we don't know exactly what time the controversial ads are supposed to go. you they aren't expected to be particularly visible, justify one in four of the metro stations throughout the whole
system. metro police say they are ready in case any protests happen here. ads were paid for by the american freedom defense initiative and they say, quote, in any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. metro wanted to delay displaying the ads until the protests in the middle east every the innocence of muse hims film has subsided. the sponsor sued to have them put up immediately appear won. >> in our civil society, the first amendment has the greatest protection. government needs to protect the speaker and for those who say they want to engage in violence, we'll arrest for you engaging in the violence. >> they should be allowed on free speech grounds but i also think it is incredibly irresponsible. >> it is kind after big thing to call somebody a savage -- of a big thing to call somebody a
savage but this is america, freedom of speech. >> reporter: the american freedom defense initiative also won a court fight in new york to display the ads in the new york city subway system. the signs are also up on some san francisco city buses. metro's lawyers told the judge on thursday that it did have verifiable threats talking to the f.b.i. they said there were concerns of threats of violence for the ads did go up in d.c. today. again, just one ad in four stations here at u street on georgia avenue, glenmont and also the takoma stations. metro transit police say they are ready in case there are any protests. >> thank you. an outbreak of a rare form of meningitislinged to a steroid injection has now grown to nearly 100 cases. >> nine states have reported
case and seven people have died. mary ann rafferty has more. >> reporter: the steroid injects is believed to have originated from the new england compounding center in massachusetts. there are 91 confirmed cases of mungal men i think juvenile diabetes we are investigating an unusual outbreak of meningitis. >> more than 17,000 vials of contaminate steroid have been ship touted nearly 100 facilities in 23 states. despite the number, only a select portion of the population may be infect. >> five got any kind of steroid injects between july of this year and september 28th, you need to be aware of this. >> reporter: one indiana woman was informed the steroid inject she received may have been contaminated. now, she is nervously anticipating the outcome of her test results. >> i had a very severe headache that i couldn't get up out of bed and it hasn't went away yet. the worry from die to day, it is just nerve wracking. >> meningitis is treatable if
it is caught early. health he can experiments a you should be on the lookout for warning signs. >> the symptoms that they're experiencing are those that we sometimes see in cases of men i think sites such as fever, new or worsening headache, sometimes neck stiffness. we've also seen in a few patients signs and symptoms of stroke, sudden onzest slurred speech, dizzy innocence, difficulty walking, sudden weakness, et cetera. >> reporter: treatment can take a few week to several months depending on the individual. a note to loved ones affected, the virus is not contagious. co still ahead, gas prices have been hard to handle over the last few years. >> in one state, thins have gotten so bad the governor is having to step in. we'll tell what you is happening to slash soaring prices in california and what is behind the alarming spike. whenen i was younger and... financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay... question seven.
making headlines in california this morning, the average price identify gallon of gas there is now 84 cents
higher than the national average. it is $4.65 a gallon. experts say the extreme hike is due to several factors including a power failure at a refinery in southern california last week and the scale back in fuel after a previous refinery fire back in august. california governor jerry brown has ordered state regulators to allow winter blend gas to be sold earlier than usual to help bring prices down. three, two, one. and liftoff of the space-x dragon capsule. >> it is the first privately contracted mission to the iss. it will stay docked there for
three weeks part of the cargo includes chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream for the after the noticiero 48. >> that sounds good but it is making me cold right now. >> you prefer a hot beverage in this kind of weather. we do have a warm-out way. maybe that will help everybody out on a day when they can have ice cream. let's take a look now at what is going on. we do have cool and chilly conditions out there. keeping an eye on all this wet weather to the south. this rain is pushing its way straight up the mid-atlantic heading straight for us. expect to see hours into the course of this afternoon and evening. here is a look at current temperatures. it is cool out there. 39degrees this hour at gaithersburg. 46 at d.c. 41degrees at baltimore. 42 at dulles. 37 at winchester. 38 at hagerstown and we've got 42 degrees at fredericksburg.
so the cool air definitely in place. typical fall weather but to the west, even colder. we've got a frost advisory where temperatures are anywhere from about 33 to 36 degrees anticipated freeze warning. temperatures below freezing here. so this is in effect until 9:00 this morning. definitely something that will be a hinder to any kind of sensitive vegetation inform you live in that area, do protect. all of this cooler air making is itself at home as a result and we're not going to get much of a break into the course of today. we are looking at 50s for our daytime high. a high of 55 degrees today. light northerly wind flow with the chance of some rain. as we take a look at tonight, 45 degrees for the overnight low. however, take a look at the warm-up. it is coming your way, wisdom. we have hump day heading into the 70s for you. >> okay. >> all i heard was warm-up
coming my way. >> now, tony perkins is here. >> hello there, boys and girls and ladies and gentlemen. good morning, effect. -- good morning, everyone. guess what it is time for. ask tony and tucker. of course, tucker barnes is off today so gwen has joined us this morning. >> i have. >> you know what this is. we put our heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather-related or otherwise. today's question is from one of our regular viewers. i should have remembered to ask john how to pronounce his last time. john has submitted questions before. he always has interesting questions and he actually sent in two. here is the one we are going to use today. john wants to know, what is the difference between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. very good question, john. do you either of you know. >> one can kill us.
>> one comes from a car. the other we get out of browardy. >> isn't dioxide released from plants. >> i always get confuse. know which one is really bad, carbon monoxide. but here is the difference between the two. i have to write it down because i forget. both of them are odorless, colorless gases, of course. they are both bi-products from anything containing carbon being burned, what have you. carbon dioxide which is co2 contains one atom of carbonnened atwo atoms of oxygen. carbon monoxide contains two atoms of carbon and only one atom of oxygen. it is a minor difference but huge ramifications.
>> carbon dioxide is in our atmosphere. it is tolerated to some extent in the atmosphere versus carbon monoxide which is a poison. it can suffocate people and in low consequence concentrations as it builds up and in higher concentrations, it could actually kill new minutes. >> like in a car garage. >> in a car garage, in your home. that is why we hear about having the detectors for carbon monoxide. >> carbon dioxide, we produce ourself when we breathe in and breathe out. some of what we both out is carbon dioxide. carbon monoxide can be poisonous, deadly and it is recommended. we showed you a picture of a carbon monoxide alarm. in addition to having smoke alarms in your homes, fire departments, other safety experts strongly advise that you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. it is a -- as low level doses,
the symptoms will mimic flu- like symptoms. people are sleeping sometimes and if they don't have a detector, the house fills with carbon monoxide do you to a faulty heater or something like that and they just never wake up. they die. it is silent, odorless. >> and like you mentioned in your house, in a garage, sometimes people unfortunately get into the habit of warming up the cars in the garage and not thinking about it, keeping the door closed and that could be a real hazard if it seeps into the house. like tony said, odorless, colorless. >> because it is so dangerous, fire departments suggest that you have your furnace and water heaters checked for proper ventilation by professionals once per year. >> so gives us a chance to give you some important information. >> thank you, john, for the question. if you've got a question you want answered, go to and click on the
weather tab. don't forget, can you make a video submission and we'll try to play that for you as well. >> we enjoy those. >> let's get the latest on traffic. >> right now, you will find lanes are open around the capital beltway. not i allot happening on this federal holiday. light traffic volume coming eastbound along 66 coming in from fair oaks headed for the beltway. you will find that your lanes are open south on 207 coming in from hyattstown headed out towards clarksburg. the hov restricts have been lifted this morning on 270, 59, 359 as well as 66 for the federal holiday. along metro's red line, this is where we've got single tracking taking place. judiciary square at fort totten. that is due to track maintenance that is taking place. the same for those on the orange line. and that is due to maintenance. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. big bird still in the pot slight following his role in last woke's presidential debate. he came up in conversation when republican prossial nominee mitt romney said he would cut
funding to pbs but added he likes big bird. the much-loved feathered friend made an appearance on saturday night live over the weekend. here what is he had to say. >> so big bird, how did you find out that your name had been mentioned in the debate. >> oh, i got a million tweets. >> so you're on twitter. >> no, i'm a bird. tweeting is how we talk. >> silly. of course. when asked why he didn't comment on romney's plan to cut funning to pbs, big bird said he did not want to ruffle any feathers. stay neutral. >> stick to what you know. sesame street. >> and still ahead on fox 5 morning news, eating local isn't just good for the economy. it can be really tasty too. >> it takes a lot of work to bring the freshest flavors to your plate. holly is live in hollywood, maryland where they have beautiful sunrises apparently. >> i bet it is cold there too.
>> she will show us how the oyster industry is making a comeback when we return.
>> reporter: good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. believe it or not, we are coming to you live from hollywood on this monday morning. okay. i have a polar fleece and scarf on, so clearly i'm not in hollywood, california. we are in hollywood, maryland on the water enjoying a beautiful sunrise. we're here to talk about oysters. chesapeake bay has a long history of the oyster industry. we'll talk about that. we're going to talk about how the industry is back. and that is due in part because of things called the oyster recovery partnership. we're live at hollywood oyster this morning. we're going to talk about how they are part of that process, how they are part of the oyster farming process and the health of the chesapeake bay in terms of oysters now. it also happens to be from the
bay, for the bay week, which means if you eat in the d.c. area, you order maryland seafood, parts of the proceeds will help support oyster recovery. because of that, we have a chef coming all the way from d.c. to here. he is the chef at pearl dive oyster palace in d.c. he'll cook up a little oysters, tell us how best to eat them. we're clearly in the right spot. i don't know if you know this, but st. mary's county, every year they host the oyster shucking contest, the national, and the oyster cookoffs in terms of national as well. road trip was worth it. >> oyster stew to stay warm out there. >> she's got all the information for you. >> thanks, holly. time for our facebook fan of the day. we say hello to thomas. thomas tills us waking up to fox 5 has been his family's
routine the last eight years and helps in the process of getting the kids to school and work on time. you know a little bit about that, right? >> oh, yeah. i'm surprised he can watch tv. >> log onto our facebook page and leave a comment under thomas's picture for a chance to be tomorrow's fan of the day. what a beautiful family. >> very nice. taken 2 took over the weekend box office. liam neeson in the sequel took the top spot with $50 million, twice as popular as the original. the animated hit, "hotel transylvania" dropped to second place. >> that does it for the 6:00 hour. >> over to allison and tony to take us the rest of the way. >> what about "franken weenie"? it's what we saw. >> i'm sure it's there somewhere. just not at the top. >> thank you. the highs and lows of washingt